Financial Flash Newsletter

April 2014 Edition

April is National Financial Literacy Month...  

to highlight the importance of financial literacy education. Over two-fifths of U.S. adults would give themselves a grade C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance, according to a recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) survey. What are other trends? Click here to find out. If you are trying to ward off personal financial crisis or just looking for more information, OnTrack WNC is here to help. Check out our programs and services at or call today to schedule an individual appointment or register for a class at 828-255-5166 ext.3.

Promoting Financial Literacy at Asheville High School - You Can Help! 

Mad City Money is back this month at Asheville High School and volunteer opportunities are still available for the following dates: Wednesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 30th from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. No special experience is required, just a willingness to work with teenagers! Sign up by Friday, April 11th. [Click here for more]

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Shred Day - Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Want to dispose of your confidential documents safely?  The Better Business Bureau (BBB), OnTrack WNC and American Security Shredding have the answer for you: the BBB "Shred Day/Secure Your ID" Day!  Bring up to 50 pounds of confidential information to the BBB's office at Executive Park - College Street parking lot in Asheville and take an important step to protect your identity. [Click here for more]

Successful Event: "Moving Forward On Your Own Workshop" 

OnTrack WNC's Women's Financial Empowerment Center presented two opportunities for our community to benefit from the wisdom and insights of Dr. Kathleen Rehl, a renowned speaker, coach and author. [Click here for more]

OnTrack WNC's Mortgage Payment Program Expands Local Information Workshops 

Good news for people in Henderson, Madison, Yancey and Macon Counties; we now have local information sessions to help people determine if they are eligible for mortgage payment assistance from the NC Foreclosure Prevention Loan Program. [Click here for more] 

Save The Date

For a list of this year's award winners or to buy tickets to the 2014 Financial Literacy Luncheon click here. You won't want to miss this year's event: morning economic seminar, awards, inspiration and a special performance by Slam Asheville Youth Brave New Voices Poets! Be sure to make your reservations by Thursday, May 1st.


January 2014 Edition

Make a New Money Start in 2014 with an OnTrack WNC Class!

  • Dealing With Debt: Wednesday, February 5 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Transform Your Financial Wellbeing by Energizing Your Physical Wellbeing: Presented by Jacqui Friedrich CFP®, Altavista Wealth Management - Wednesday, February 12 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Planning for your Financial Future: Presented by Harli Palme CFA, CFP®, Partner at Parsec Financial - Tuesday, February 18 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Classes above are offered by the Women's Financial Empowerment Center.  All classes are listed herePre-registration required.  Call today at 255-5166.  (Read more about class content.)

Energy Efficiency Class - Tuesday, February 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Learn about affordable, simple energy upgrades that will save you money. Receive helpful energy savings tools to implement in your home right away.

Workshop Features National Expert on Widow's Financial Matters

Kathleen Rehl, PhD, CFP®, a leading authority on the subject of widows and financial planning, will be the featured speaker at a morning workshop and luncheon in Asheville on Friday, February 21, 2014. 

Ask a CPA Day Was a Great Success!   

Thanks to the Western NC Chapter of the NC Association of CPAs for a successful "Ask A CPA Day", which helped 60 people with free CPA advice, guidance, and expertise.  Special thanks to Ed Fidelman, CPA and project organizer.

View the WLOS story by clicking the first article on this page.


2013 Financial Flash E-Newsletter Archives

2012 Financial Flash E-Newsletter Archives

2011 Financial Flash E-Newsletter Archives

2010 Financial Flash E-Newsletter Archives

2009 Financial Flash E-Newsletter Archives

United Way NFCC Council on Accreditation